The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks suffered their first defeat of the young debut season, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Nashua Silver Knights, Friday at Vineyard Baseball Park.
The teams combined for 22 hits, but the Sharks could not mount a sustained attack. MV had two base runners on with no outs in the ninth, but could not bring them home.
Jeremy Matos had two doubles in four at bats for MV. Ronnie Rosario and Josh Rouse also had two hits each.
Vineyarder Tad Gold got his first hit of the season and scored a run.
Sharks pitcher Matthew Hegarty took the loss, giving up three earned runs on six hits, while walking two and striking out two in five innings.
The Sharks are still on top of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League standings at 3-1
Weather woes revisited for Sharks, Titans
Tonight’s scheduled game between the Sharks and the Torrington Titans at Fuessenich Park in Torrington, Ct. was rained out and will likely be played as part of a double-header, time and date to be announced.
The teams have yet to meet this season. Last Tuesday’s scheduled game on Martha’s Vineyard was also postponed due to severe weather concerns.
The Sharks visit the Oneonta, (NY) Outlaws of the New York Collegiate Baseball League on Saturday, before returning home for games Sunday and Monday against the Seacoast Mavericks and Torrington. Both games are 5 pm starts.